Biography

Upon arriving in Hollywood in the 1960s, Omaha-born actress Karen Jensen discovered that there was already a Karen Jensen active in films and TV. Thus it was that Nebraska's Ms. Jensen became Karen Arthur. Under this new billing, she appeared in such films as Guide for the Married Man (1967) and Paul Newman's Winning (1969). Shifting her activities to the other side of the camera, Karen Arthur produced and directed the 1972 incest drama My Sister, My Love (originally released as The Mafu Cage), and later became one of the regular directors on TV's Cagney and Lacey, winning an Emmy for the tense 1984 episode "Heat." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi